Seahawks rookie running back Rashaad Penny will miss 3-4 weeks with a hand injury that required surgery Wednesday morning.
Seahawks rookie running back Rashaad Penny suffered a hand injury in practice on Monday that includes a broken finger, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The injury required hand surgery, which Penny successfully underwent Wednesday morning.
The surgery was performed by Pennsylvania-based Dr. Randall Culp, sources told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, and fixed Penny's left pointer finger.
Penny suffered a fracture on the finger and needed a screw to fix the issue. He flew to Philadelphia on Tuesday night for the procedure.
Recovery is expected to be quick. Penny is only expected to miss three to four weeks, according to Rapoport. The rookie should be ready to play by Week 1.
Penny had 16 yards on eight carries in his NFL preseason debut last week in a 19-17 loss to the Colts. He was slotted as Seattle's No. 2 tailback behind second-year player Chris Carson.
The running back was the Seahawks first pick in the 2018 NFL draft out of San Diego State.